Adorno's aesthetics of music /

This introduction to the aesthetics and sociology of music of the German philosopher and music theorist T. W. Adorno is the only book to deal comprehensively with this topic and it has quickly established itself as a classic text.

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Main Author: Paddison, Max (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
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Table of Contents:
  • Adorno in context
  • Reading Adorno
  • Considerations on method
  • Constellations: towards a critical method
  • The writings on music: a thematic outline
  • History, nature, second nature: the debates with Lukacs and Benjamin
  • The problem of form: Bartok, Hindemith, Stravinsky and the Second Viennese School
  • Towards a critical method: levels of interpretation
  • The development of a theory of musical material
  • Theories of artistic material: precursors and contemporaries
  • The Adorno-Krenek debate
  • On the social situation of music
  • The problem of mediation
  • Hegel: mediation and the dialectic
  • Adorno's Marxian model: the social mediation of music
  • Freud: art and sublimation
  • Max Weber adapted; rationality and mimesis
  • A material theory of form
  • The immanent dialectic of musical material
  • Immanent analysis: Berg, Sonata op. 1
  • Adorno's interpretation of Berg: critique and commentary
  • Proposals for a material theory of musical form
  • Social content and social function
  • The social dialectic of musical material
  • Musical production
  • Musical reproduction (I): performance
  • Musical reproduction (II): distribution
  • Musical consumption
  • The historical dialectic of musical material
  • Adorno's philosophy of music history
  • Bach and the style galant
  • Beethoven and Berlioz
  • Wagner and Brahms
  • Debussy and Mahler
  • The disintegration of musical material
  • Issues in the philosophy of New Music
  • The decline of the modern.